Get more from Graph Builder: Points with error bars

Error bars are a great way to visually show the variability in your data. They are often seen overlaid on top of bars and points, and a wide range of error bar views is available in Graph Builder in JMP. To see what's possible, let's first build a bar chart […]

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Munich votes for new mayor – First run-off election in 36 years

Elections are a beloved but controversial topic worldwide. Feelings are often strong, debates intensify on a daily basis, and positions become polarized. Elections for presidents or parliaments get a lot of attention from both news media and citizens. But I believe local elections can be fascinating as well. That’s why […]

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Is your state really the best in college basketball?

As we roll up to another college basketball tournament, there is no shortage of rankings of teams and conferences to help avid fans fill out their brackets. A different kind of ranking that recently caught my eye was “Power Ranking the 50 US States by College Basketball Strength” by Kerry […]

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Making #onelesspie with JMP

It's wonderful to see the #onelesspie effort gathering interest, especially on twitter. For my introductory post yesterday, I wanted to focus on encouraging people to improve pie charts everywhere. In this post, I want to show you how I remade the pie chart in JMP. Here's the original: The first […]

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#OneLessPie chart on Pi Day

It's become too easy and common for data visualization practitioners to point to flaws in pie charts and other artless visualizations. Far better is to pair criticism with demonstrated improvements. Kaiser Fung's junkcharts blog is the pioneer in backing words with actions, but there’s nothing stopping the rest of us […]

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Ruining a perfectly good family gathering with mixed models

Over this past holiday season at a gathering, my family and I thought it might be fun to do a wine tasting. Some members wanted to just open different bottles of wines and talk about ones that we liked while catching up and having a relaxing Saturday. But I suggested […]

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Music library visualizations

This weekend while I was importing some new music on my computer, I found myself manually searching through my Apple® iTunes library to figure out which artists were represented most heavily in my music collection. During this process, it occurred to me that a visual in JMP might be a […]

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What-if analysis with JMP (no spreadsheets) -- Part 5

Last week, I showed how the Excel Add-In for JMP can bring more value to Excel spreadsheets for what-if analysis and optimization. Today, we’ll look at how using that same data from within JMP alone is more elegant. First, let’s look at the Excel spreadsheet from last week's post (see […]

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What chocolate is best for Valentine’s Day? Not cocoa powder

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a wise person starts thinking about what gift to give to their loved ones. Chocolate is always a popular gift. And as a homeschooling parent, I try to turn many things into lessons. How could I turn chocolate into a lesson for my children, and how […]

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Scenario-based planning & optimization in Excel & JMP -- Part 4

Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the rise of Excel’s usage and popularity, and I've noted that Excel has made forays into analytics. Today, we’ll look at one type of analysis: scenario-based planning and optimization. Using Excel add-ins, you can create what-if analysis and scenario-based planning using Monte […]

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